The Mirror of Today’s Pictures, Ichikawa Danzō VI as Aragao Mohei (Imayo Oshie Kagami, Ichikawa Danzō VI Aragao Mohei)

Utagawa Kunisada, Published by Fujiokaya Keijiro

Edo period (1615-1868), About 1859

This series of pints shows images of fashionable people, primarily from the Kabuki Theater world, as reflected in mirrors. Ichikawa Danzo VI (1800-1871) was a popular actor who came from a long line of celebrated Kabuki performers. He was a super star of his day.